Church Hopes ‘Sorry’ Campaign Will Attract Youth

SWEDESBORO, N.J. (CBS) ― A South Jersey church is taking an unusual approach to get more people to come worship. They are hoping a simple “We’re Sorry” will go a long way.

“We’re Sorry” reads on a highway billboards in neighborhood around the church. A “We’re Sorry” sign also hangs outside pastor Mark Barnish’s home.

“We’re sorry for being judgmental, we’re sorry for being too political, we’re sorry for being anti-homosexual, we’re sorry for being boring,” Lloyd said.

It’s a campaign pastor Barnish started at his church to get 16 to 30 year-olds to come worship.

Barnish, a husband and father who grew up Catholic, said the book “unChristian” inspired him. In the book, the authors revealed research into what makes young people uncomfortable in the Christian faith.

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